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immediately after each action a copy of their reports of the action and the return of losses of men and materiel, prescribed in the Artillery Orders, dated September 12, 1862. The return will give the names of the killed and wounded and the dates of deaths. When more than one battery is engaged, the chief of artillery of the corps and grand division should also forward a general account of the participation of the artillery of his command.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

December 3, 1862. (Received 4.45 p.m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Please send the troops to Liverpool Point.

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, December 3, 1862-1.40 p.m. (Received December 3.)

Major General AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE:

The troops were all en route before your request about Liverpool Landing was received. The only way to divide them properly will be for you to send an officer to the point where the roads branch, so as to direct a part of the regiments to Liverpool Landing, and a part to Smith's.

I think of sending 10,000 or 15,000 more. Shall I send them by the same route?

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., December 3, 1862.

Major-General BURNSIDE,

Falmouth:

Colonel Murphy reports a large number of pontoons still near Washington. If your want them, General Woodbury, who knows their character, should order them.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

Near Fredericksburg, Va., December 3, 1862.

Captain O. E. HINE,

Fiftieth Regiment New York Engineers,

Near Navy Yard Bridge, Washington, D. C.:

Send to Belle Plain all the serviceable pontoons, with accessories, not exceeding 40. Also all the serviceable pontoon wagons, not exceeding past orders. How many pontoons will you have left?

By order of General Woodbury:

H. W. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.